The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson


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Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part ...Show More

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Bonus: Mike in Ohio

05:05 | Jan 26th, 2018

A trip to the Midwest, where one man’s childhood memories of a classic TV show resurface in the world of bespoke porn.

Ep. 2: The Fallow Years Between Teen & Milf

35:12 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Jon travels to California’s San Fernando Valley, where most of the world’s porn is made. There he finds pornographers with lives upended by Fabian’s business plan. But it isn’t long before Jon discovers something extraordinary: a community within the...Show More

Ep. 1: A Nondescript Building in Montreal

26:42 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces an intriguing butterfly effect. Many years ago, a teenager in Brussels had an idea – make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are surprising, delightful, and sad. They rea...Show More

Ep. 7: A Leap of Faith

23:42 | Nov 3rd, 2017

In the season’s finale, Jon reports back to Fabian and puts him in touch with a porn director who blames Fabian for the struggles in his life. And finally – one last visit with customs producers Dan and Rhiannon, as they film the most unexpected vide...Show More

Ep. 6: Anxiety

27:35 | Nov 3rd, 2017

The PornHub butterfly effect takes us to a man in Georgia trying to resurrect his long-lost love, Darlene, and a man in Canada who can only eat fried chicken. Plus, a return to the Valley, where the most surprising thing happens during a porn star’s ...Show More

Ep. 5: The Yes Ladder

31:30 | Nov 3rd, 2017

The Ashley Madison hack of 2015 resulted in the leaked names and email addresses of 37 million aspiring cheaters around the world. In this episode, Jon unravels PornHub’s relationship to Ashley Madison, and the catastrophic effects the leak had on so...Show More

Ep. 4: Children

29:50 | Nov 3rd, 2017

What are the consequences of children’s unlimited access to free, easily accessible porn? Meet a mom who thinks 13 is too young to tell her daughter what she does for a living – until her daughter makes a discovery online. Then, Jon travels to Oklaho...Show More

Ep. 3: Something Happened

31:16 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Jon journeys deeper into the mysterious and delightful world of custom porn, which may never have existed if it weren’t for Fabian. He meets producers and their clients, and discovers that these films offer a remarkable window into our inner lives.

Coming This Fall

02:01 | Jul 11th, 2017

A butterfly effect traces the unexpected consequences of a singular action. In the new Audible series, The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson discovers one such effect in a chance glance across a hotel lobby and follows consequence after consequence. Where...Show More

Coming Soon: The Last Days of August

04:19 | Oct 23rd, 2018

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the San Fernando Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something de...Show More